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Law on the donation of blood and its components

July 21, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On the Donation of Blood and Its Components.

The purpose of the federal law is to create favourable social, legal and economic conditions that encourage more citizens to act as charitable blood donors. Furthermore, it is designed to ensure that they do so in full accord with the essence of donation as a manifestation of generosity, humanity, compassion, and concern for those who need donated blood to save lives, as well as with the concept of donation, originating from the Latin donare – to give.

Along with this, in order to generate the required amount of donated blood the federal law gives citizens the right to choose between non-remunerated and remunerated blood donation.

The federal law regulates the following: the basic principles of the donation of blood and/or its components; the safety, voluntary participation, and protection of the health of the donor and recipient, providing social support for donation, encouragement and support for non-remunerated donation, and a free mandatory medical examination for each donor; the concept of a blood service; the competences and rights of federal authorities, regional authorities, and local self-government bodies relating to the management of the donation of blood and its components; procedures for the procurement, storage, and transportation of donated blood and its components; procedures governing the clinical use of donated blood, and measures of social support for donors who give blood for free, including those awarded the title of Honorary Donor of the USSR and Honorary Donor of Russia.

July 21, 2012